Raspberry Pi 3 B, camera


#1

Hi Robert, can you please recommend

  1. suitable camera smallest footprint, H264 compression to be connected and controlled by Raspberry Pi3?
  2. Suitable software for Raspberry Pi 3 B control and command of camera(s)?

thank you
Peter


#2

@odenplan,

Most of the h264 camera’s I’ve seen are usb based.

Here is our list of Raspbery Pi cameras that connect to the Pi over the camera interface, so the compression would have to be done on the Pi:

https://www.digikey.com/products/en/development-boards-kits-programmers/evaluation-boards-expansion-boards-daughter-cards/797?k=Raspberry+Pi+Camera&k=&pkeyword=Raspberry+Pi+Camera&pv1989=0&FV=ffe0031d&quantity=0&ColumnSort=0&page=1&pageSize=25

The PINOIR seems to be the most useful:

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/raspberry-pi/913-2673/1690-1012-ND/6152811

Doc’s are here: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/getting-started-with-picamera

Regards,


#3

Hi,
Just to make you aware.
If you should select this Zerocam.
It has a thinner cable made for the Pi Zero. You can’t directly connect it to the Pi3B.
Regards,
Michael


#4

Just found a Version for the Pi3B

Regards,
Michael


#5

Hi Michael

Does this camera have H264 compression?

Thank you

Peter


#6

@odenplan no, that camera utilizes the BCM2835’s CSI bus, which transfers raw pixels from the camera to the Raspberry Pi.

H264 would still have to be done on the Pi.

Regards,